Don getting ready in Baikonur with Space Station team mate.
Image by Don Pettit courtesy Don Pettit
Astronaut Don Pettit on what makes an explorer

Posted: Dec 15, 2011 09:18 pm EST
(Tina Sjogren) For explorers, Amundsen set a unique precedent on how to achieve success that stands to this day. "The recipe - prepare well and travel light - might one day guide the human race to Space," we wrote on the anniversary yesterday.

Meanwhile in Baikonur on the same day, preparing to leave the planet definitely more lightweight than he's used to, ExWeb's favorite American Astronaut Don Pettit penned his thoughts on "What Makes an Explorer" comparing "Stone-age exploration" with "Society-sponsored exploration." Go check, and follow Don on Facebook as well.

Takeoff is next week, December 21.
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